Wednesday, April 01, 2009  
Days 'til A-Day: 17

Well, I was waaay off regarding the Calipari to UK thing. It just doesn't make sense to me...and I know that's weird coming from an Alabama football fan. Kentucky basketball is the same as Alabama football. But what I don't get is the fact that Memphis went above and beyond for Coach Cal and made sure that he had EVERY possible resource. They made sure he was on the same level with the Kentuckys, UCLAs, and North Carolinas of the world as far as facilities, pay, staff pay, etc. And Kentucky was still a more attractive job.

But so be it - that's the lure of a championship program. He can be a savior up there the same way Nick Saban is a savior to us. The guy knows how to win. And he's going to win there. Guaranteed.

And to everybody that keeps e-mailing me with this crap about "Hell, if Cal was available for the taking, why didn't we go after him?" Yeah, stop it. Seriously. Kentucky just paid more for a basketball coach than we're paying our football coach. Not to mention the fact that Memphis counter-offered over $5 million for him to stay and he turned that down. The only jobs that Calipari would have taken from Memphis were Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina or UCLA. Period. Alabama isn't even on the radar.

Now, there is something good that could come out of this.

Yeah. That's DeMarcus Cousins. The #2 player in the country. He's from LeFlore, AL. And yes, Alabama is now an option. If Anthony Grant could pull that kid off. Yeah. There ya go.

The biggest reason that I dig Anthony Grant is that he brought in the team that won the National Championship at Florida. He was the head recruiter. The big time. Notice that since he left, the year before their first national title, they won a second title with his players, then they all left and Donovan's recruits have been to two straight NITs. Yeah. You putting two and two together in your head now? Haha.

John Michael Boswell moved from tackle to guard. And I can totally understand that move. Mike Johnson says it's not as big a deal as everyone makes it out to be. I'm curious about Tyler Love and some of the other guys that were supposed to be huge gets for the offensive line - I still haven't heard of 5 guys that are standing out in practice, and we're 6 practices into spring.

From what I'm watching on the practice videos, Greg McElroy is going to be the quarterback this year. His release is just so much quicker, and he puts such a zip on the ball that it'll be tough to keep him off the field. I think Star looks good, but I haven't seen anything NEARLY as impressive as McElroy. G-Mac is putting the ball exactly where it needs to be - and Star is still missing a few here and there. I'd be shocked if it's not McElroy.

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